By now, everyone knows how to "go green," but what if you want to take it the next level? Let's face it: It's 2012 and no one's impressed by your 7-minute showers and your re-usable grocery bag of locally-raised, organic meat. Americans have been going green since the '70s and if you want to stick out, you're going to need to take extreme measures. Here's a list of things that will put your installation of compact fluorescent light bulbs to shame.
Brew Your Own Cow Manure Tea
Sure, you might have a vegetable garden but do you use manure tea to fertilize it? Ditching chemical fertilizers, hard-core environmentalist Mike Lieberman uses the tea, which preserves the microbes and fungi that help plant growth. "These microbes and fungi are important to plants because they help build strong root systems and help roots to better absorb nutrients,” says Lieberman.
Buy This Expensive Shower that Kicks You Out for Wasting Too Much Water
Featured in Trend Hunter, the shower by designer Tommaso Colia forces you out of it before you waste too much water. "The eco_drop shower features beautiful concentric circles that will rise to force you to stop showering when you take too long, and accordingly save water."